• Who Are We

    Independent Shabab Foundation

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

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    Why Luxor City?

    Though Luxor is the largest open-air museum in the world it was lacking artistic festivals. Its geographical position - in the very heart of Upper Egypt and hence closer to the rest of the African continent - gives the historic city a unique advantage .

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    Board of Trustees

    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

  • Festival
  • ETISAL Fund



    ETISAL’s mission is to provide to the needs of young African filmmakers in expressing freely their skills and talents through filmmaking and promote their work globally.

    African short films is a “life savior” of young filmmakers (Aged between 18-30 of both genders) who are marginalized in terms of production and distribution. Although young filmmakers rep...

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  • Press Zone

    Latest News

    Luxor African film Festival launches its call for entries for its eighth edition. The Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida is appointed honorary president and Tunisia as guest of honor. 

    LAFF is accpeting applications for particiaption in its different sections held from 10 to 21 March 2019. The festival is accepting films from 15 September to 20 December 2018. 

    Participating films must be produced in 2018 by African directors, from inside or...

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  • Past Editions
  • African Cinematheque
  • LAFF Publications


    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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2013 Edition's Catalogue

Sayed Fouad

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of the sons of the January 25 revolution ... It was created out of its glow … And here it is fighting to survive rough waves hitting on cinema, culture and identity ... But we are steadfast ... And a strong Egypt will reemerge from the crisis...

The festival team consists of the revolutionary generation who has tenaciously worked for more than two decades for cinema and arts concerned with dreams of the simple citizen and the beloved homeland ... And so we will continue our role in communicating with our brothers in the mother continent of Africa ... LAFF will remain a messenger between the people of Egypt and the brotherly people of all the villages, deserts and cities of the continent who greeted it on his first trip with all the longing, love and faith, which made us insist to fight for cause ...

All the love and respect and welcome to all the brothers in the magnificent arms of the historical capital Luxor.

On behalf of LAFF’s team,

Sayed Fouad El-Genary
LAFF’s President

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